2 Types of Affogato

2 Types of Affogato

Affogato means "drowned" in Italian. It's a dessert made by pouring espresso over vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Coffee Version
Vanilla ice cream
2 scoops
Strong brew of coffee (or espresso)
50 ml
Or instant coffee and hot water
1/2 teaspoon + 50 ml
Walnuts (or other nuts)
Cinnamon powder (optional)
as needed
Cocoa Version
Vanilla ice cream
2 scoops
Unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon
Hot water
3/4 teaspoon
Granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon
50 ml
Dark chocolate (or any chocolate)
7.5 g
Chocolate coating, chocolate syrup, etc.
as needed


1. Coffee Version: Add your preferred amount of ice cream into a glass with an ice cream scoop and chill in the freezer.
2. Roast walnuts in a frying pan and crush.
3. Pour the coffee onto the ice cream, sprinkle on the walnuts and cinnamon powder to finish.
4. Cocoa Version: As with the coffee version, scoop some ice cream into a glass and chill in the freezer.
5. In a heat-resistant container, add the cocoa powder, sugar and hot water and mix well. Then gently pour in the milk and mix well again.
6. Add the broken up chocolate and heat in a 600 W microwave for 1 minute. Take the mixture out, mix well and microwave for a further 30 seconds.
7. Before eating, pour the hot chocolate over the ice cream and top with chocolate coating or chocolate syrup to finish.
8. For a tea affogato, try this (Recipe ID: 859409).

Story Behind this Recipe

I watched a cooking show on affogato, and created a coffee version for adults and a cocoa version for children.